‘An­gry’ thug who beat up war­den gets six months

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A THUG who beat up a traf­fic war­den be­cause he was an­gry at be­ing asked to move his car has been jailed for six months.

Dar­ryl McFar­lane at­tacked Matthew Read, and only stopped when shocked mem­bers of the pub­lic dragged him away.

The 26-year-old had parked his car while he waited for his girl­friend.

When Mr Read asked McFar­lane to move his VW he ig­nored him, say­ing: “Try and come near my ve­hi­cle and see what I do to you.”

As the traf­fic war­den be­gan en­ter­ing the car’s de­tails into his hand­held com­puter McFar­lane got out and shouted abuse at him.

He then punched him in the head, dragged him across the pave­ment by his col­lar and kicked him, be­fore passers-by in­ter­vened.

At Portsmouth Crown Court McFar­lane, of Selsey, near Chich­ester, West Sus­sex, ad­mit­ted as­sault caus­ing ac­tual bod­ily harm.

The at­tack left Mr Read with a cut to his nose and bruis­ing, the court heard.

The judge told McFar­lane: “This was a se­ri­ous mat­ter be­cause it was com­mit­ted against a traf­fic war­den try­ing to carry out his or­di­nary func­tions.”

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